There has been quite a bit of talk recently on social media discussing the furniture used to perform lash work. Many ideas have been shared regarding comfort for the client, as well as the comfort of the lash artist.
Do you use a facial or massage table, or are you more comfortable with a chair? I have used both, and I have some of my own experiences to share with you that may help you decide.
I started out using a facial table to perform my eyelash extension services. What I found, personally, is that unless you invest in a heavy duty facial chair, they can actually be wobbly. This can cause anxiety for your clients that may be a little heavier. When they can sense that their weight may be a bit too much for this type of equipment, they will not be able to relax. We always have a much better experience when our clients can relax!
These are also popular, but once again, if you don’t invest in a more durable table you can run into the same wobbly scenario as the facial bed. The other obstacle is you really can’t get your legs under the table… Hence, you have trouble getting close enough to your client. A headrest extender will help you in this situation. I have used the footrest at the head of the table to give me an additional six to seven inches of legroom. This will help you get under the client’s head.
There also some very pretty barber chairs out there that are amazing to use for lashing. They will usually hold up to 400 pounds. This will make any client comfortable. The nice thing about a barber chair is the multi-function use. You can do hair services, and then change to lash mode in a heartbeat. Other benefits to a barber chair is that they’re hydraulic. They can be raised or lowered to accommodate the client’s height.
Honestly, I think the barber chair has been my favorite for lashing, so far. What’s your preference? Vote now below and let us know which is your fav, or share your thoughts in the comments!
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